Will Modern Ireland Tolerate Catholic Schools?’ A new paper from The Iona Institute


WHAT will Catholic and other faith-based schools be allowed to teach in the future? This is the crucial question theologian and…

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This Dail is back in session. What are some of the issues we should be looking out for in the autumn term? One is the promised “hate crimes” bill which may affect freedom of religious expression. Another, not totally unrelated,...

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When we see reports about anti-social behaviour and criminality – for example, the ramming of a garda car in Dublin this week – no-one ever explores whether there might be a link with family breakdown. It would be surprising if...

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Almost half of children born in the UK in 2000 did not grow up with both of their biological parents throughout their childhood, according to a new report by the Children’s Commissioner, Rachel de Souza. This is because so many...

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One of the biggest articles of faith of modern, liberal societies is that the sexual freedoms now available to us have made people happier and more fulfilled. An accompanying belief is that we needed to slay the ‘dragon’ of religious...

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A new report from an organisation in America attacks the Iona Institute in a highly defamatory manner, but the attack is so bad that it has been recognised as such by fair-minded liberals who have criticised the report in public and...

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Politics has become a substitute for religion and ‘social justice warriors’ are today’s Puritans, a new BBC documentary claims. Helen Lewis, who was raised Catholic but is now an atheist, has produced a new documentary for BBC Radio 4 in...

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Illegal abortion pills continue to enter country


Drugs used to induce abortions continue to be seized by Irish authorities even as abortion has been widely and legally available since 2019. According to the Health Product Regulatory Authority…

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The Atheist’s Bluff

Atheism present itself as a ‘rational’, ‘tolerant’ alternative to religion. But is that true in theory or in practice? Philosopher,…

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